Working at Dobama

Are you ready to partner with Dobama? See information below about our Volunteer, Audition, Internship, and General Employment opportunities.


Volunteer

There are several Volunteer Opportunities available. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to view the Volunteer Interest form. After filling in the form, save it and close it. Then you can either email the completed form to Jonathan Wilhelm, Volunteer Coordinator, at jwilhelm@dobama.org, or send via mail to:

Jonathan Wilhelm
c/o Dobama Theatre
2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Tips on filling in the Volunteer Interest Form

You must save the completed form in order to attach it to an e-mail message. Click in the ‘Name’ field and type your name.  You can press Tab to move to the next field, or just click in the appropriate field.  Please enter your entire address, including City, State & Zip.  Enter any phone number you would like us to have – you can include (h), (w), or (c) if you have multiple phone numbers.  And enter any e-mail addresses you would like us to have – you can use the same notations (h), (w) or (c).  You can click on any of the checkboxes, or if you use the Tab key to move between fields, you can press the Spacebar to enter a check.  In the explanation fields, you can enter up to 2 lines for each column.  If you have any comments, you can enter them in the last field.

Volunteer as an Usher

Volunteering as an usher is a great way for theatre lovers of all ages (and all budgets) to go behind the scenes and see a Dobama play for FREE – we’re always looking for responsible and friendly people to help us welcome our audiences. If you are interested in ushering for Dobama productions, contact us at 216-932-6838.

Duties & Attire

Ushers are typically called to the theatre 60 minutes prior to the curtain time of a production (though this may vary according to the needs of the play), and are expected (unless otherwise noted) to wear black and white attire.  Duties include inserting marketing materials into programs, learning about the seating and theatre protocol, tearing tickets and helping guests find their seats, picking up the theatre space following the performance and most importantly, helping make each patron’s experience as pleasant as possible. 

Volunteer Backstage 

Good with a hammer?  Enjoy painting?  Put your talents to use by assisting backstage at Dobama.  If you are interested, contact Resident Technical Director David Tilk at (216) 932-6838.


Audition

Dobama Theatre has concluded auditions for its 16/17 mainstage Season. Please check back for casting notices and thank you for your interest in auditions at Dobama Theatre.


Internships

Interested in an internship at Dobama Theatre? We are Northeast Ohio’s leading professional theatre dedicated to Cleveland premieres of contemporary plays by emerging and established playwrights.

Dobama Theatre offers hands-on experience in both artistic and management areas including Arts Management, Finance, Stage Management, Box Office/ Front of House, Lighting, Sound, Costume, Directing, and Props. Internships are unpaid and are open to anyone looking for theatre experience including college undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates looking for an opportunity to work in a professional theatre setting.

Management interns get day-to-day experience to work in marketing, public relations, contracts, archiving, ticketing/ box office, and much more. Interns get lots of hands on training, help with Dobama production preparations, and assist in planning special events including fundraisers, donor appreciation parties, and receptions.

Artistic Interns can serve as assistants to a designer or director on a given production, and in some cases can design smaller scale projects and events themselves. They assist in both the rehearsal and technical processes.

Dobama Theatre is accepting applications for interns in these various capacities. Our internships are offered throughout the year both by semester, production, and season. Interns gain valuable experience and are presenting with many networking opportunities with theatre professionals in the greater Cleveland area.

To apply, simply fill out an application and email it to Dobama. Management applicants send applications to Managing Director Julie Friedman at jfriedman@dobama.org. Artistic applicants please send applications to Associate Artistic Director Nathan Motta at: nmotta@dobama.org. Please note: we only accept electronic applications (no phone calls please).


Employment Opportunities

Bartender/ Concessions Manager (Part Time): Dobama Theatre is currently seeking part-time Concessions Managers/Bartenders for our 2016/17 Season. The Concessions Manager/Bartender sets up 30 minutes before the theatre opens and works through the end of intermission. click here for full job posting

House Managers (Part Time): Dobama is currently seeking House Managers for the 16/17 Season.
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